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first_imgA man was killed in a car crash in Gortahork last night.The man, who was in his 30s, was killed following the crash in the Curransport/Glasserchoo area.The identity of the man, who is believed to be from the area, has not yet been released. However it is believed he is married and is a father.Details of the crash have not yet been released.The area has been sealed off and crash collision investigators are due on the scene this morning to carry out a full investigation into the cause of the crash.“It’s shocking any time for this to happen but for it to happen at Christmas is even more tragic. Everyone’s thoughts and prayers are with his poor family,” said one local. Meanwhile there was also a crash at Bunbeg Bridge last night.Two young men were involved in the crash but their injuries are understood to be not serious.Meanwhile drivers are asked to slow down and take care as road conditions are treacherous with plunging temperatures. BREAKING NEWS: YOUNG MAN KILLED IN DONEGAL ROAD SMASH was last modified: December 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crashdeathdonegalGardaiGoth DobhairROADSlast_img read more

Tendulkar, Yuvraj may own racing teams

first_imgIndian cricket stars Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh have been approached to buy car racing teams, costing USD 5 million each, in the proposed i1 Super Series, scheduled to begin from December 18.Nine teams, with two cars each, will compete in seven Asian cities in a short calender, consisting of 14 races on seven weekends.”Cricket and Bollywood stars and a few top industrialists have already shown a keen interest to own the nine Indian city-based franchise teams. Cricketers Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh have been approached,” said the CEO of event promoters Machdar Motorsports, M Darshan at a media conference here on Friday.Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is a huge Formula One fan and even owned a Ferrari car, gifted to him by the manufacturers, till recently. He had sold that car to a Surat-based businessman.Asked whether India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a motorcycle enthusiast, had also been approached for the purpose, Darshan said “No comments.””The cricketers, if they want, can also form a consortium and own a franchise team,” he said.The nine franchises are being sold at a base price of USD five million and it is available only by invitation and not auction. The list of owners along with the series’ broadcast partners would be announced in the coming weeks, the promoters said.Each team will have an Indian and a foreign driver and each franchise will race with two cars, thus forming a 18-car grid.The series will held in seven Asian cities? New Delhi and Chennai in India, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai in the Arabian Gulf, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Pattaya in Thailand.advertisementThe series, which Darshan said is to cost USD 15 million per year to run, will commence on December 18 at the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi which is being readied for inaugural Indian Grahnd Prix later this year.It will conclude at the Madras Motor Sports Club track in Irungattukkottai, Chennai, on February 25, 2012.The five other races will be held at Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi), Losali International (Doha), Dubai Aerodrome (Dubai), Sepang International (KL), Bira (Pattaya) on January 8, 15, 22, February 5 and 12 respectively.The proposed calendar is subject to approval of world motor sports body FIA.Each weekend would consist of one qualifying session and two races in sprint format. A total of 14 races would make up the first season of the championship and the drivers would be competing for the title and total prize money of USD two million.”A pool of drivers has been resourced,” said Vicky Chandhok, who is the president of the Indian motor sports body FMSCI as well as vice president of MMSC.The racing cars, an open-top purpose-built vehicle, are among the best to race in the world, and can accelerate from zero to hundred in three seconds and touch speeds of 250kmph, the series promoters said.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more